If you have been arrested, it is vital that you seek legal assistance right away. Even where you have declined legal advice at interview, you should speak to a specialist solicitor as soon as possible afterwards. Getting proper advice at this early stage can make all the difference to how your case progresses and gives us every opportunity to build your defence.
Where you are being held in custody, the police will contact a solicitor on your behalf. You can request a specific solicitor including any of our criminal defence lawyers at Beltrami & Company, or you can meet with the duty solicitor.
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What happens next?
If you have been detained by police, they must arrest you or release you within 12 hours. Where you have been arrested, you will either be kept in custody until the next court day or released and ordered to appear in court on a specified day. Where you are arrested on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, the next court day is a Monday so you may be kept longer than overnight.
The police may release you if a report is sent to the Procurator Fiscal, who will then decide whether to prosecute you. Where the Procurator Fiscal decides to bring criminal proceedings against you, you will be given specific dates to attend a court hearing. You must seek the advice of a criminal defence lawyer as soon as possible. We start working for you right away, exploring every line of defence available to you. If you have been arrested and charged with an offence, contact us now - there is no time to delay.
Contact our Criminal Defence Solicitors Glasgow & Edinburgh, Scotland
Beltrami & Company are conveniently based near Glasgow city centre but operate throughout Scotland. Any calls to our offices out with normal business hours can be dealt with by an experienced solicitor. Call us now on 0141 429 2262 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you right away.